Thursday, February 20, 2014

|ARC REVIEW| Believe by Erin McCarthy

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BELIEVE (#3)
Review by: Kaede
Release Date: January 21st, 2014
Publisher: InterMix 
Pages: 232


Robin used to be a party girl… until she got black out drunk and woke up in bed with her best friend's boyfriend. Now she's faced with being THAT girl, and couldn't be more disgusted with herself. She can't even tell her friends the reason for her sudden sobriety and she avoids everyone until she meets Phoenix—quiet, tattooed, and different in every way that's good and oh, so bad…

Phoenix is two days out of jail when he meets Robin at his cousin's house, and he knows that he has no business talking to her, but he's drawn to her quiet demeanor, sweet smile, and artistic talent. She doesn't care that he's done time, or that he only has five bucks to his name, and she supports his goal to be a tattoo artist.

But Phoenix knows Robin has a secret, and that it's a na├»ve dream to believe that his record won't catch up with them at some point. Though neither is prepared for the explosive result when the past collides with the present…



**An advance copy of this book was provided for review. However, all opinions remain honest and my own.**

Believe is probably my favorite book in the True Believers series. While I did read Believe in a short time, these books seem to be enjoyable but also laced with problems. 

For the most part, if you are a reader who can read without looking too deep into things and you enjoy New Adult, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this series. But if you are a reader who look at words for more than their surface meaning, you'll find that the characters display questionable logic and strange decisions. 

I'm generally someone who can just read a book for pure entertainment and not analyze things for multiple meanings when I want to. I can also be all philosophical and read between lines and look for and appreciate scenes that are more than what first meets the eye. To fully enjoy Believe, you have to be in the mood to read something fun and fast, and try not to find deep meaning behind the character's actions or plot. 

The book rotates between our two main characters, and I liked seeing how Phoenix and Robin thought and I liked getting to see reactions or a look into feelings we wouldn't have gotten had this series been written in one point of view. After waking up in bed with her best friend's boyfriend, Robin is horrified and disgusted and withdraws from the person who used to party and drink without telling anyone why. Robin was generally a likable character, even though she wasn't the strongest. I can also see why she made some of the bad decisions she did, because things like that do happen in this world. There isn't any insta-love in this book, but there is an immediate sense of lust between Robin and Phoenix, and I can even understand why there would be. But what I cannot understand is why Robin would willingly invite Phoenix to stay the night at her apartment without knowing what he went to jail for. Even if the Mann brothers seem to be on good terms with him, I'm certain Phoenix didn't spent time in jail for handing out rainbows and spreading sunshine. Nobody in the entire book seemed to think that it was at least unsafe, and it's obvious to the readers Phoenix wasn't a mass murderer, but Robin had no way of knowing because she wouldn't at least ask him.
"Even if no one else cared about me, I did." 
I like characters like Phoenix who have a strong sense of self-respect, because how can you expect others to love or accept you when you can't first love and accept yourself? I never thought Phoenix would be bad for Robin, but when he says he thinks it's oddly satisfying to see people cry for him, it makes me wonder if maybe he isn't as affected by everything as he claims. His anger problems are touched upon, but I was surprised that he was able to destroy somebody's car with no repercussions. Not saying that the owner of that car didn't deserve it, but I expected somebody to call the police or something along those lines. 

I liked Robin and Phoenix's relationship, and both of them were good for the other. They supported each other, and with a bit of time they managed to build a honest relationship. I was happy that Robin could feel comfortable with Phoenix, although...
"You've screwed us all, man. Now they're all going to expect portraits."  
Now I laughed when I read this line, but I can't help but think that Phoenix didn't think it through completely, because a tattoo of your girlfriend's face when you've only known her for less than two months seems a bit rash. But I guess I can see why Robin was so happy, since I suppose you can look at it as sweet and the tattoo is supposed to be beautiful. But I think a tattoo like that is a commitment that Phoenix should make after they were married and maybe as an anniversary surprise, because you can't just wash something like that await. And I don't want them to break up at all, but if it did happen, there will always be a permanent reminder of what once was on your skin. Not to sound depressing at all. Nope. 
I am depressing myself with my depression talk of fictional characters breaking up. IT MUST NEVER HAPPEN.
Like in Sweet, it was fun to see all the characters from previous books again and you can definitely feel that there is a strong connection not only between family, but also friends. Some relationships are strengthened in Believe, and others broken. And I tried refraining from mentioning him before, because I knew I'd go off on paragraphs of ranting, so I'll settle for just one sentence. Nathan is an asshole. I appreciate artistic characters because I like to draw, and I liked that I could relate to Robin and Phoenix in that aspect. Believe was engaging enough to keep me flipping those pages, and had I started this in the morning, it could have easily been a one sitting read. I was curious and couldn't resist reading the excerpt for Shatter, the next book, and all I'll say is that I'll be reading that one too without a doubt because I'd like to read Kylie's side of the story to tie it all together. And plus it sounds just simply like something I'd enjoy - as I've enjoyed every book in this series. If you love New Adult, this is a series I think would be a shame for you not to try. 

4 coffee cups!


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

|WAITING ON WEDNESDAY| The Assassin's Curse by Sarah J. Maas & One Piece Volume 70 (16)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It is a way to spotlight books that have yet to be released and it is awesome and you should join. COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE.

This week's picks both release on the same date, so you darlings can pick them both up at the same time. Hurrays!

My book pick of the week is…
   
18243700THE ASSASSIN'S CURSE (#.1 - #.5)
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children
Pages: 448

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, she’s sworn to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.

In these action-packed prequel novellas to Throne of Glass, Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and avenge tyranny. But by acting on her own terms, will Celaena truly free herself from her master, or will she suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery?

This bind-up features all five e-novellas, available in print for the first time!
Personally, I love when a series has novellas. Essentially to me, they are bonus content when it comes to a series I adored. Sometimes I don't buy the novellas when the first release as e-books because I'm holding out for something like this - a print bind-up. 

I will definitely be buying The Assassin's Blade in hardcover (hopefully it is the same size) to match to rest of my hardcover series. According to Goodreads, a paperback version will be released on March 13th, 2014. But how often are novella collections released in hardcover? I MUST HAVE IT. 

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My manga pick of the week is…

18143828ONE PIECE; Volume 70
Release Date: March 4th, 2013
Publisher: Viz Media LLC
Pages: 208

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber…at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, Luffy sets off in search of the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…

The battle on Punk Hazard heats up as Luffy faces off against the diabolical Caesar Clown. Meanwhile, can the rest of the Straw Hat crew escape the deadly gas that is spreading all over the island?!
I feel if I don't get volume 70 of One Piece I'll fall way too far behind on my goal of collecting all the volumes of One Piece currently out by summer. I try to tell myself it is not an unreachable goal (Ihave around a little more than 20 to buy), since my Bleach collection is up to date and I started just a few months ago, and way after One Piece. After One Piece is up to date, I might start working on Naruto and the Chinese versions of the volumes of Katekyo Hitman Reborn not published in English. 

I've already read the contents of this volume, and it's awesome if you can't tell by the cover. We're making our way into Dressrosa and the amazing things that will ensue. 

Also, is it weird that I kinda want a figure of just Doflamingo's laughing head and some feathers from the outfit he wears, like the picture we see in this cover. Oh why am I such a strange child? I MEAN, it's totally normal, I have no clue what you're talking about.

I need all the One Piece volumes so I can do a giant re-read of it and Bleach and other awesome manga series in the summer and make my summer epic. 

I SHALL BE PIRATE KING.

...No actually, I think I'll just hide in a town and hope nobody comes at me with scary Devil Fruit powers.


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

|TEASER TUESDAY| The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (2)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be ReadingJoin and have fun finding the best teaser to make everybody need all the books! *cheers* 

The Winner's Curse (Winner's Trilogy #1)
THE WINNER'S CURSE (#1)
By: Marie Rutkoski 
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 368 


Winning what you want may cost you everything you love. 

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

The Winner's Curse is one of the books I'm most looking forward to petting - I mean, reading this year, and I'm sure many of you are too. Keep an eye out on my twitter and maybe Goodreads for more lovely and beautiful teasers this week! 

A teaser just for you…


We can't forget the trailer too, now can we?




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|REVIEW| Sweet by Erin McCarthy

18113253SWEET (#2)
Review by: Kaede
Release Date: October 15th, 2013
Publisher: InterMix
Pages: 257


Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents’ constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can’t go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann’s house.

Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she’s hiding herself.

Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing—the best guy—to ever happen to her…

Sweet by Erin McCarthy was, for the most part, an all round fun experience. It isn't perfect, but you will enjoy New Adult, you'll most likely love this series. I have my issues with Sweet, but I don't regret choosing to continue with this series at all. 

If you are somebody for funny banter, there is definitely quite a bit in Sweet. Jessica and Riley's interactions were often witty and sometimes at each other's throat, and you will probably get a good laugh out of it. 

Beyond our main characters getting together and solving Riley and Jessica's personal problems, there really isn't much else that happens in Sweet. However, I didn't pick up a New Adult book looking for gory deaths and exploding action scenes, and Sweet provided what I was looking for to read at the time. Personally, I think liking the characters in this book is essential to enjoying the story. If you've read True and liked it enough to consider reading Sweet, you should have no problem enjoying it. Riley, the oldest brother of his family, has the responsibility of making sure all his younger brothers have food on the table and a roof over their head. Because of that, Riley has sense of maturity and understanding that he can't go out and get drunk every night if he wants to keep his brothers under his care. 

Jessica is the opposite of Riley - she loves parties and is slightly immature.  But in a different way, she also worries about her family. She has a terrible older brother and a family who does nothing but judge others, and she can't take any of that anymore. Both Riley and Jessica make stupid mistakes, but they do feel like real characters. You will always meet that one person, who like Jessica, is self-centered and needs somebody to tell her off sometimes. Riley certainly isn't afraid to be that person, and while he treats Jessica almost like a little kid at first, he realizes that there is so much potential in her to be a bright and strong person. 
"I won't leave you. Trust me, that is the last thing in the world I want."
There is definite chemistry between Jessica and Riley, and their relationship is one that develops with time and it's fun to watch them discover their feelings. The first quarter of the book I had no problem rating 4 and a half stars, because it was engaging and I genuinely wanted to see how our main couple would get together. A little while after they did though, I started losing a bit of interest and I ended up reading other books until I finally finished Sweet recently. Now I've done this before with other books, usually ones I find I'm not in the mood for, and I generally have no problem with remembering what happened before. Sweet is a cute romance, but there really isn't anything exceptional about it that makes it stand out. I can tell that after some time, this is a story where the details of why you liked it will fade away. 

Sweet isn't fluffy innocent romance, despite being cute. On top of winning Jessica over, Riley needs to figure out a way to keep his younger brothers with him. To do that, he needs Jessica's help to make his place basically more...female. I liked how willing Jessica was to lend her assistance, and you can really see how hard she's trying to help Riley. Jessica undergoes development throughout the entire novel, becoming somebody who is ready to fight for what she believes in while still retaining the personality of liking to be in charge and for lack of better way to put it, have everything be about her in Riley's house since she is the only female living there constantly. Instead of being annoyed though, I accepted it as part of Jessica's character, almost in the way that Jessica has to realize that she needs to show her parents who she really is and tell them, "This is who I am. You can accept me or not, but I will always love you."

There are many sides to Riley beyond his easygoing nature. He can be serious,  sweet (this is me trying to not so cleverly reference the title), rational, but also prone to jealousy that can sometimes be ridiculous.   But what I loved about Riley is that he has a strong sense of family. You don't mess with any of his brothers, and you can feel without a doubt that Riley will give up anything to protect them. 

So by now, most people can probably guess how much I look for family relationships in books, and how important they are to me. They don't have to be happy, nobody needs to break down years of misunderstanding and finally become best friends with your sibling that has hated you for basically your entire life, but I would like a reason why they hated your guts and would rather pretend you didn't exist. Had Jessica's relationship with her older brother been explored further, I probably would have loved Sweet all the more.  But the "reason" why Jessica's older brother hated her we got was basically, and I kid not, that she was a bitch. 


THIS IS ME GIVING YOU A DISAPPROVING LOOK FOR YOUR STUPID REASON FOR HATING YOUR SISTER. 

*smiles innocently* But on a brighter note, I will be reading the rest of the series. The writing style is engaging and flows well, the characters fairly likable, and I want to see where these characters are by the end of the last book. I really liked Rory and Tyler's appearance in Sweet and the hopeless romantic in me wants somebody to get married or at least engaged, because that is how I roll. Sweet isn't the best New Adult out there, but on a day where you are in the mood for one and you don't know what to read, this series will most likely satisfy you because they are good fun reads, despite some of it's issues. 

3 and ½ coffee cups!

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

|REVIEW| The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

THE CROWN OF EMBERS (#2)
Review by: Kaede
Release Date: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 410 


In the sequel to the acclaimed The Girl of Fire and Thorns, a seventeen-year-old princess turned war queen faces sorcery, adventure, untold power, and romance as she fulfills her epic destiny.

Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. That is not all she finds. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume in the Fire and Thorns trilogy.
 

There are certainly trilogies out there where the second book in the series loses some of the appeal the first one may have had. The Girl of Fire and Thorns series is not one of them. 

While I really liked The Girl of Fire and Thorns, I loved The Crown of Embers even more. I had minor problems with both books, but the issues I had were for the most part overshadowed by enjoyment. There was a lot of action from the very beginning, mixed with vivid descriptions from a very strong writing style. And plus, I wasn't expecting to laugh so much in this book, but I did. There was one thing I couldn't get over however. 

People make mistakes, and that's fine. In the moment, I might be trying to reach inside the book and slap you for making the stupid mistake, but after it's settled in, I can usually understand you. The pressures of being a ruler is presumably extremely difficult (because I, very unfortunately, have no first-hand experience :P), and to be a good queen you need to find that fine line of showing kindness but also knowing how to inspire respect in people. Certainly, respect can be gained because of the goodness of one's heart, but more so - respect is gained when one holds power that can cause fear. 

In a way, I see why Elisa did what she did. If she had punished nobody, the same exact thing could have easily happened again. But it just seemed wrong that fully knowing the kitchen staff was innocent, she had them whipped to the point where only the kitchen master could remain standing. But then again, I could watch the main character kill countless people and never feel a thing, so who knows if my mind works the right way when it comes to books or manga. 

Honestly though, I don't think it was the whipping itself that bothered me as much as how we saw Elisa deal with it. Right afterwards, she had a sense of remorse and I could see that she did feel bad, and I was on the way of sort of letting it go. But then it was never brought up again, and I didn't like that she didn't even try to express an apology to at least the kitchen master. A queen shouldn't be seen apologizing to anybody, least she seem weak, but if she had really felt bad enough, Elisa could have found some way to slip past people and spoken with the kitchen master. She's creative. She could have done it. 


“Prophecy is a tricky thing, I have learned, full of edges and secret meanings and mischief. Prophecy can feel like the betrayal of a dear friends, the disappointment of a lifetime, the hope of a nation.”
At least though, Elisa didn't forget about Humberto and Alejandro. That once upon a time she did love both of them, or wanted their love. The conversation Elisa had with Belen about Humberto was sweet. 

The Godstone plays a fairly big part in The Crown of Embers. Elisa is starting to discover what it means to be the Chosen One who is destined to achieve great things, or die trying. But before that, she needs to figure out how to carry the hope of a nation who is looking to her to defeat the enemy. Elisa finds people who could be strong allies and companions, such as familiar faces from her time as a desert rebel and Storm, who's full name I swear I had down at one point but now I have no clue. It was something along the lines of He Who Wafts Gently With The Wind Becomes as...Strong as the Thunderstorm. There is a lot of potential for Storm to become a great best friend character, and I firmly believe YA can never have enough of those. 

The secondary characters we meet in this series have made the list of favorites because they are all so wonderful. I loved Belen, Mara, and Mara and Belen together of course (as I've said countless times, no book is complete for me without characters I can try to push together so they'll kiss), even though it's really not a thing. I also really liked Storm and meeting Hector's brother, because that was a ton of fun. Our meeting with Hector's brother also shows that Elisa can also hold her own in a bargain and getting what she wants. 

And you better believe I'm damn pleased that she finally realized what she wanted was Hector. 
“I love you the way a dying man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
Their relationship is the type you won't have problem believing. They start out as friends, become best friends, and then slowly, with time, they realize they want something more. I was waiting and waiting for that barrier of queen and Captain of the Royal Guard to be broken, but instead I get that ending. NO. STOP. NO. GO AWAY. 
“That queen of yours played me like a vihuela, didn't she?”
I'm not always the fondest of Elisa, but I can definitely admit that she grows stronger with each thing that happens to her. Elisa doesn't always make the best decisions, but she has friends who can guide her in the right direction when she does. The ending of The Crown of Embers  was a bit heartbreaking for me, but I loved how Elisa stayed strong through it. She didn't break and she didn't cry. Instead, she calmly calculated her move like a true queen. I think that she should have allowed more time for preparation, but her journey ahead will take a while and she has a time limit on her hands. I don't think Elisa should leave with her friends without some thought of how to make sure her country can stay together in her absence, because that's foolish. But she's certainly growing, and hopefully by the end of The Bitter Kingdom, I'll respect her even more than I do and love her completely, because she has the potential to be everything I want my heroines to be.

5 coffee cups!

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Let's Discuss: In the comments, tell me some of your favorite books where there is a strong friendship alongside a strong romance. Because I love those books so very much, and an example would be the Under the Never Sky trilogy with the fantastic friendship between Aria and Roar, and the swoon-worthy romance of Aria and Perry, whom I almost typed as Pretty... Well, I mean, I'm sure you areee pretty Perry. *hides*  

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

|COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY| The Shadow Prince



*insert cool greeting* *proceeds to my lame one* Hi, hi! Today I'm excited to be taking part in the cover reveal for THE SHADOW PRINCE. After taking a look at the cover and the summary to see if it interests you, don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway that will surely help fulfill the book buying needs we all know we have. And definitely share your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to hear your thoughts! Cheers! 


THE SHADOW PRINCE (#.5)
Release Date: May 20th, 2014
Publisher: Phoenix Reign Publishing
Pages: 262 

This prequel novella will be FREE and available on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble on March 25, 2014!

Every sacrifice has consequences.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?




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Stacey O'Neale started her career in publishing as a blogger turned publicist for two successful small publishers. She loves to write stories with swoony paranormal heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.


When she's not writing, she loves blogging and fangirling about books on twitter. Occasionally, she leaves her computer to go outside.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

|DISCUSSION| The Pleasures of Spreading a Good Book


Once upon a time, in this humble little city of mine known as NYC, I found out that classmates of mine enjoy reading young adult novels. 

This little fact, so unimportant to people like my parents, was extremely exciting for me. I do know  many people who like reading the same things I do, and I've convinced quite a few people to start simple with one amazing YA book and they just continued reading from there. There is few things I like more in this world then talking about books I love, and spreading that love. 

Recently, my classmates have started asking me for book recommendations. Because of that, I realized just how serious I get when I try to think of books you'll like that I can push on you. Something that gets me excited is seeing one person in my class say they love a book, and other people go and buy it to read too. Most of the time, I've already read the book so I can just watch happily as people tell me about all their feels. 

Sometimes though, they will make the mistake of telling me about the characters they love and evil evil me will say, even if it isn't true:


And they freak out and I laugh. Most of the time they don't believe me, since you learn from experience, but really, I'm not that mean to lie to you all the time, you know. 

*cough* ALLEGIANT *cough* 

I heard there were a lot tears from the classmates who read it. 

Oh I'm a terrible friend, I know. But my classmates really are the only ones I do this with. So please don't run away and decide never to talk to me again about books.

Pleaseeee? I have cupcakes. 

*silence*

....

Fine I guess I'll have to eat the cupcakes and cookies by myself. Harrumph.

See I'm one of the strange readers who don't mind spoilers. In fact, I quite enjoy reading them, and torturing myself if I don't have the book yet because of the annoying weather.

*cough* IGNITE ME *cough* I neeeeds you. 

But I'm also what you would expect from somebody who loves to read. I get excited when people start loving to read as well. 

Recently a lot of my classmates have started reading or finished what is currently out of The Mortal Instruments series, , the SHATTER ME series, the Divergent series, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS THE SELECTION, DELIRIUM, and HALF-BLOOD. And it's a lot of fun seeing their reaction to books I personally love, and maybe waiting eagerly to see their reaction to a certain scene.

Having people who love the same books or mangas as you is important because when you read that one certain thing and your heart can't handle all the emotions, you need to find a way to let some of it out. That was one of the main reasons I looked into starting blogging. 

So what about you? Do you have people in your life who share your passion for reading? Or does your life lack readers who understand what you are going through when you have a book-hangover, and that's why you turn to social media and blogging to talk about the books you dearly loved or hated? Also, have you ever recommended a book to someone who ended up really enjoying it and you got this sense of pleasure...perhaps satisfaction from that? 

I know that I feel happy if I can help a book I loved find someone else who will love it too, but never ever as much as me. 

And after all: 


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